Founders Day 2024

Join us for the Founders Day, taking place on April 18, 2024, in the heart of Zurich at the Google Campus Europaallee!

Are you an early-stage startup founder looking for tips and tricks to scale up your operations? Join us for a day of knowledge exchange and networking at the Founders Day with over 200 other startup founders. Interact with and learn from the thought leaders, innovators, and industry pioneers who will take the stage and answer your questions.


  • Date: 18. April 2024
  • Official Start: 11:00am
  • Location: Google Campus Europaallee

What to Expect

  • Engaging keynotes and panel discussions
  • Interactive workshops and breakout Sessions
  • Insights from successful founders and investors
  • Networking opportunities within the startup ecosystem
  • Stories of triumphs and failures
  • and much more!

Topics Include:

  • Product-market fit
  • Leadership & Team development
  • Funding options and navigating financing rounds
  • International expansion
  • Important legal topics when scaling up (taxes etc)
  • Marketing, PR, and communications (internal and external)
  • Building up resilience and managing work-life balance
  • Embracing failure as a learning Opportunity


  • Matthias Schranner – International Negotiation Expert & CEO Schranner Negotiation Institute
  • Thomas Dübendorfer – President SICTIC
  • Isabelle Nüssli – Performance and Tech Startup/Scaleup coach
  • Pascal Bieri – Co-Founder Planted
  • Dominique Gruhl-Bégin – CEO of Serpentine Ventures
  • Dr. Andy Schwarzenbach – Owner BlackRiver, Founder Hitzberger &
  • Felicitas Gartmann – Consultant for Starters at Switzerland Global Enterprises
  • Patrick Griss – CEO Zühlke Ventures
  • Enzo Wälchli – Chief Commercial Officer, ANYbotics
  • Antonia Albert – Principal & Head of People and Culture at Founderful (formerly Wingman)
  • Claude Aemisegger – Dr. iur., Rechtsanwalt und Notar, eidg. dipl. Steuerexperte
  • Victoria Lietha – Investment Manager, Swisscom Ventures
  • Charles Vaslet – Senior Partner at Emerald Ventures
  • Diane Freymond – Co-Founder and Head of People In Residence
  • Dominique Mégret – CEO Ecorobotix
  • Laurent Decrue – Co-Founder and Co-CEO Holycode
  • Lukas Reinhardt – Head UBS Growth Advisory
  • Jan Lederhausen – UBS Growth Advisory
  • Nicole Celakovsky – Helsana Gesundheitsmanagerin Unternehmenskunden
  • Oliver Zwahlen – Helsana Verkaufsleiter Private, GA Zürich und Horgen
  • Michael Baier – Partner at Wenger Vieli
  • Oliver Arber – VP Sales & Partner, Peakora
  • Raphael Tobler – President Swiss Startup Association & CEO Eduwo
  • More to come!

Register for the event here!
Tickets starting from CHF 50.- Members of the Swiss Startup Association have access to discounted tickets. Not a member yet? Sign up.


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